An Air France Boeing 777 made an emergency landing shortly after taking off from Beijing on Saturday, the airline said. The crew decided to crash landing when the cabin filled with smoke following a technical failure.
Passengers reported hearing a loud bang before smoke development. Fourteen minutes after leaving for Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, the plane returned to Beijing Airport. Nobody got hurt in the crash landing.
Aircraft maintenance work will be carried out and passengers were offered alternative flights to Paris, the airline said.
Boeing, one of the world‘s largest aircraft builders, has been in the news more often in recent years due to technical failures on its aircraft. Safety concerns with 737 Max jet aircraft, which were involved in two fatal accidents, have cost the company more than 17 billion euros ($20 billion) and affected the aircraft manufacturer’s reputation.